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What is Sikki Grass Craft?
Sikki Grass Crafts are a Specially grass made handicrafts.
Sikki is a Special types of grass.
Sikki grass found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh ( Northern Parts States of India).
Various types of Handmade handicrafts are made from Sikki Grass.
It's a ancient art of making items.
Sikki Grass craft are very popular in Bihar.
Specially Tharu women have been weaving traditional baskets and Handicrafts from sikki grass for centuries.
Tharu Peoples and Tharu Women Community
Tharu Women are a women from Tharu peoples, who are an ethenic groups indigeneous to the Norther Bihar and Terai in Southern Nepal.
Tharu Peopople are recognized by Government of Nepal as an official Nationality.
Government of India recognized Tharu Pepoles as a Scheduled Tribe (ST).
In India, they mostly lived in Indian Terai regions States of Indian ( Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand ).
The word Tharu is
How to Made Sikki Grass Craft
Sikki flower head is cut off and dired .
Resulting fine golden sikki grass fibre is used in weaving to make Dolls, Toys, Dolchi (Baskets).
After weaving all handicarafts may be Painted.
Sikki Grass made Boxes are popularly known as Pauti.
Pauti are given to daughters by parents in weddings in this community.
Pauti widely used in this community for as a Sindoor, Ornaments, Jewelry Containers.
Sikki Grass Crafts Products
Pauti - Pauti is small boxex or containers for Jewelry, Vermilion (Sindoor), Dry Fruits etc.
Jhappa - It's a big container with caps for food grains, sweets, spices, etc.
Mauni - It's a baskets for fresh fruits, betel leafs, nuts, flowers etc.
Gumla - Gumla is a Bowl or Containers for Various Uses.
Saji - Saji is a flower baskets.
Bindeshwari Devi - Women behind Sikki Grass Crafts